Gunnedah’s Year 12 students have officially finished the Higher School Certificate (HSC).
Design and Technology and drama were the last two exams on the timetable on Friday for St Mary’s College and Gunnedah High School students including Jessica Moore.
While the majority of Gunnedah’s Year 12 students had finished exams earlier in the week, Jessica sat the drama exam on Friday afternoon, but she was confident enough to leave 15 minutes early.
Jessica said she was the last one to leave the room and was “really excited” to be finished. Fellow Year 12 students Max Crowhurst and Grace Jaeger sat their last exam – Studies of Religion II – on Tuesday and said it was a relief to be free of exams after three weeks.
“I was excited that I didn’t have to worry and stress any more,” Grace said.
“It was strange, though, knowing that you didn’t have to study any more.”
All three students said they had done enough preparation for their exams and felt the questions were “common sense”.
“It felt like more common sense, not content,” Grace said.
“It wasn’t what I expected.
“Our teachers taught us what we needed to know.”
Multiple choice sections proved to be harder to tackle.
“PE was hard,” Grace said.
“I think the multiple choice would have been the hardest out of all of them.”
It was strange... knowing that you didn’t have to study any more.Grace Jaeger
Jess’ strongest subject is English but she was pleasantly surprised by her maths paper, which she spent extra time preparing for.
“Maths is not my strongest subject but I felt I did really well in my exam,” she said.
The trio agreed that longer time periods between exams caused them to lose some of their drive to study.
“I started to slack off a bit,” Max said.
“The first few were really good but it just wears off.”
The teens now have a long wait until the HSC results are released on December 13. When the results come out, all three will be lapping up holidays in Byron Bay, the Gold Coast and America.